Using A Strength-Based Approach To Working With Adult Perpetrators Of Domestic Abuse 5 September 2024 (9am – 4.30pm) Online | CPD accredited

09:00-16:30 5 September 2024




September 5, 2024 - 09:00


September 5, 2024 - 16:30

Join us for a dynamic online training session designed to equip domestic abuse professionals with invaluable tools and insights in addressing male or female perpetrators’ problem behaviour and to support the client in making change and, where possible, building healthier relationships with family.

Using a transformative Strength-Based Approach, a proven methodology for engaging with adult perpetrators, this training will assist professionals to unravel the causes of previous problem behaviour, and move forward by supporting the perpetrator to identify his or her best hopes for the future.

Throughout the day, participants will explore:

  • Understanding the impact of past trauma on adult perpetrators
  • Real-world case studies illustrating the effectiveness of the Strength-Based Approach
  • Exploring the positive correlation between this approach and improved parenting
  • Unravelling the motivations behind willingness to change unwanted behaviours (looking at the neuroscience)
  • How to set specific, achievable goals towards positive change
  • Practical techniques for measuring safety using scaling questions

Led by Joe Lettieri, this training aims to provide attendees with actionable strategies to foster lasting change and create safer environments for all.

Format of the training

  • This training takes place live online
  • Details of the sessions, with timings, are given in the Agenda section


What you will get from us

  • Once you have booked, you will be emailed a brief confirmation.
  • Joining instructions will be emailed 1-2 weeks before the date of the training
  • PowerPoint slides will be emailed the day before the training
  • After you have completed the training, we will email a Certificate of Attendance for your CPD records (6 CPD points)


Technical heads up

  • If you are part of a large organisation, please check with your IT department that there are no firewalls which will prevent you from accessing the training.
  • We’re here to help, so if you have any problems, just call us on 0115 916 3104 or email us on


09:00 – 09:20am

Welcome and introduction

09:20 – 10:30am

What makes a Perpetrator

10:30 – 10:45am

Morning break

10:45 – 11:20am

Core Principles and assumptions of solution focused therapy

11:20 – 11:40am

Exploring exceptions

11:40am – 12:30pm

Goal setting and motivation to change

12:30 – 13:15pm

Lunch break

13:15 – 14:10pm

Scaling questions

14:10 – 15:30pm

Neuroscience and preferred future

15:30 – 15:45pm

Afternoon break

15:45 – 16:05pm

Case study

16:05 – 16:30pm

Group Reflection

  • Domestic abuse professionals
  • Specialist organisations working with perpetrators (male and female)
  • Children and family social workers
  • Family support workers
  • Housing officers
  • Substance misuse professionals
  • Mental health services
  • Professionals working with ex-offenders
  • Organisations working with veterans

Delegate fee: £90 + VAT


Call 0115 916 3104 or email with any queries.


Booking Terms and Conditions

  • The latest date for cancellation date is 2 weeks prior to the day of the training event; an administration fee of 25% will be charged for cancellation
  • Cancellations should be made in writing to up to two weeks before the start of the event and will be acknowledged; if you do not receive acknowledgement, please ring us.
  • Substitutions will be accepted, but these must be notified in writing PRIOR to the first day of the training event

It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that they set aside time to access the online sessions; unexpected work or personal events will not entitle the delegate to access later events without re-booking or to a refund

Ayse Adil

Joe Lettieri

The training is led by Joe Lettieri, one of the founders of Family Based Solutions.

Established in 2012, Family Based Solutions addresses the needs of families experiencing numerous challenges. Over the years, they have expanded their services to aid families recovering from domestic abuse, adults exhibiting harmful behaviours, and introduced Building On Strengths and Solutions (B.O.S.S), a well-being service for students and staff in schools. FBS expertise include providing training to both statutory and non-statutory organisations, including the Metropolitan Police, NSPCC, Educators, and Social Care. As a strength-based organisation, their training workshops emphasise solution-focused approaches to enhance both individual and organisational development.